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Locked in a Smile

locked in a smile
are secrets untold
reality waiting for love 
to unfold
anxiously waiting are words 
that are kept
inside my heart
to an unknown depth
for unto you i give my eyes
for my eyes there is 
no greater prize
for unto you i give my ears
for each utterance and 
every syllable it hears 

locked in a smile
are secrets untold
of lips that would kiss you
and hands that would hold
arms that would embrace
if you grew cold
to give you my heart
is my highest goal
a love everlasting
as we both grow old 

locked in a smile
are secrets untold
of love that reached
all the way to the soul
in you i'd place my loyalty
in you i'd place my fate
in you i'd place my honor
in promises and vows of faith
you are a restless spirit
a plague inside my mind
invading every inch
and every minute of time 

locked in a smile 
are secrets untold
of how you are my heaven
and how you are my hell
my mind paints pictures
of me loving you so well
yet i wait for the day 
when i'm brave enough to tell
wishing you felt the same
that would be so swell 

Copyright © John Loving III

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  1. Date: 10/21/2012 11:16:00 PM
    ‡ Wow, First I Must Gladly Let Your Loving Heart Know That Aside From My Dear Close Friends That I Have Known My Entire Lifetime, Sweet Precious John, You Are The First And Only Man Here At Poetry Soup In Which I Have Chosen As A Favourite Poet. After Viewing This Beautiful Favourite, Instantly, I Knew That You Would Be. Mesmerizing In Spellbinding Beauty. Sweet Kisses, Rachel ‡

    Loving III Avatar John Loving III
    Date: 10/22/2012 4:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dear Rachel, I am honored to be among your favorite poets. And I hope that I will be able to keep up my standard that you have placed so high. And keep giving you the feeling that takes you to other places. Making you feel at least for the moment a bliss from someone besides ourselves. Bringing love alive.
  1. Date: 5/28/2012 12:58:00 PM
    AN AWESOME WRITE JOHN. love phyl

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 4:57:00 AM
    Wow ...i really like your style of writing....your poems just flow and have such great messages intertwined within. Love the idea that a Smile has so much locked with it.......I think of the Mona Lisa and the mystery behind the slight smile........Shaz

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 9:03:00 AM
    Well Dear John. Normally I can't get through the epic poems. You captured me with the first line and I just couldn't quit (nor did I want to). Just beautiful. No wonder your last name is Loving.

    Date: 5/29/2012 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If I write an epic you better hope you find it.
  1. Date: 5/23/2012 5:19:00 PM
    yeah another day at home, decluttering and dusting your musty old music boxes with a feather duster that looks like roadkill on a stick, while you're busy at the office doing 'office stuff'...

    Loving III Avatar John Loving III
    Date: 5/23/2012 8:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    dusting is what you call it?
  1. Date: 5/23/2012 4:07:00 PM
    Beautiful. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 7:12:00 AM
    Sounds like there is a lucky lady out there somewhere. Yet another lovely romantic poem John. Huggs TLee

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 2:53:00 PM
    another day at the office?

    Puddifoot Avatar Charlotte Jade Puddifoot
    Date: 5/23/2012 5:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yep that's me!!
    Loving III Avatar John Loving III
    Date: 5/18/2012 9:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's you?!
  1. Date: 5/17/2012 8:04:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, John! God bless, Maureen

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 9:35:00 AM
    You sure are didicated to make it all it should be. But love is elusive and we aren't always able to control the direction it takes. Love your writes John, they are always so full of human emotions; amazing!

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 3:41:00 PM
    Interesting work..Yes, it does take two for the love to work..Great topic chosen on which to write...Enjoyed reading this afternoon.Thanks for the kind review of my work..Your presence was uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 8:17:00 AM
    Smile ˜ "Owww, You Make Me Blush & My Heart Rush, My Dear Precious, Sweeet & Beautiful John * I Could Feel Every Beautiful Word Whispering Softly Unto My Soul; Such Tender Love * Beautiful & I Shall Favour 'This Melody Of Priceless Splendours * My Love, Forever;'" John!:) ˜

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 1:18:00 PM
    Hello John, I love this piece of in tuned with the feelings that you hsve for her..great write!

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 6:16:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your amazing poetry this morning John III. Hope you have a great day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/8/2012 4:41:00 PM
    This is a well-written poem and I enjoyed reading it today.

  1. Date: 5/8/2012 2:18:00 PM
    Brilliant writing John - well done. - oxox Anne-Lise